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Favorite Italian Sausage Stew

Here's your answer to what's for dinner on those cold winter nights. Our Test Kitchen created this savory, chunky stew that will warm you head to toe!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • Add tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and basil to sausage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add zucchini. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Combine broth and cornstarch until smooth; stir into stew. Simmer until vegetables are tender and stew is thickened, 5-10 minutes more. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 187 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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